Sonus’ SBC SWe is the industry’s only software-only SBC architected to deliver unmatched scalability and advanced feature functionality on a virtualized platform as was previously available on proprietary hardware.
Virtual Edge Solution Details
|Solution Demand||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education and Telecom|
Sonus’ Session Border Controller Software Edition (SBC SWe) is the industry’s only cloud-optimized SBC that delivers the same flexible scalability, resiliency, session management, media processing, transcoding, and security of a hardware-based SBC. When deployed as virtual CPE, Sonus’ SBC SWe brings intelligence and security to real-time communications in the Cloud.
|Form Factor||Hardware appliance (COTS), Software (including installable SW package/Virtual SW appliance/VNF in NFV deployments) and As a Service (XaaS) in the cloud|
|Primarily Sells to||Communications Service Providers|
|Layers of the OSI Directly Controlled||L4-7 traffic – for optimization, security etc|
|Key Partners||Sonus has partnered and done interoperability testing with market-leading service orchestration providers. This includes: HPE, Juniper, ADVA (Overture), Dorado, Amdocs, and Alcatel Lucent|
|Current Production Deployments||Yes|
|Licensing and Pricing||
Priced is done using a shared, network wide licensing scheme based on a cloud friendly tiered pricing model
|Product Differentiator||The SBC SWe delivers performance at scale with no impact of turning on features, such as encryption, denial of service detection, or protocol inter-working|
|Product Differentiator #2||The SBC SWe is not just virtualized, but cloud optimized, supporting automated orchestration, run-time ready instantiation, innovative reliability and traffic load balancing capabilities|
|Product Differentiator #3||Sonus' SBC SWe can be orchestrated as part of Real-Time Communication service chaining with Sonus' policy control (routing) to provide integrated session and policy management|
The SBC SWe is a full-featured, cloud-optimized Session Border Controller providing extensive security, protocol inter-working, traffic management, media processing, and media transcoding for Real-Time Communications. When deployed as a virtual network function on the customer premise, the SBC SWe provides a service and network demarcation point between enterprise and service provider or is part of a managed service offer where the enterprise does not need to make investment in customer premise equipment.
The SBC SWe is a full-featured, cloud-optimized Session Border Controller providing extensive security, protocol inter-working, traffic management, media processing, and media transcoding for Real-Time Communications. When deployed as a virtual network function in a CO/POP, the SBC SWe provides a service and network demarcation point between enterprise and service provider or between interconnected service providers.
|Regional/Enterprise Data Center||
The SBC SWe is a full-featured, cloud-optimized Session Border Controller providing extensive security, protocol inter-working, traffic management, media processing, and media transcoding for Real-Time Communications. When deployed as a virtual network function in a Regional/Enterprise Data Center, the SBC SWe provides a service demarcation point between enterprise and service provider for such applications as Unified Communications as a Service, or Contact Center as a Service. In fact, the SBC function itself can be provided as a Service as part of a managed service offer
|L3 Routing Capabilities||No|
|Application-Aware QoS Capabilities||Yes|
|Application-Aware QoS Capabilities||
The Sonus SBC SWe has stateful knowledge of every Real-Time Communications sessions that it handles. This makes it one of the critical components in both the signaling and media path to assure both security and Quality of Service for every session.
|Built-in L4 Security Capabilities||No|
|Built-in L7 App-Aware Security Capabilities||Yes|
|Top Use Cases||Creating virtual networks for cloud applications (private, public, hybrid network virtualization), CPE solutions for residential and commercial subscribers (vCPE) and Mobile core applications|
|Case Study #2||http://www.sonus.net/sites/default/files/CS_GCS.pdf|
|Case Study #3||http://www.sonus.net/sites/default/files/cs_univoip_12012014_2.pdf|
Company Contact Information
|Organization Size||501 - 1,000|
|Address, Line 1||4 Technology Park Dr.|
Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP, 4G/VoLTE and SDN solutions to its customers by enabling and securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can intelligently secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications. Sonus offers an award-winning portfolio of virtualized and hardware-based Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), SDN Control, Policy/Routing servers and media/signaling gateways.